USA South Announces Fall Sportsmanship Awards
(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) - During the 2004-2005 academic year the USA South Athletic Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee instituted a Conference-wide Sportsmanship Award. Today, the USA South is pleased to announce the Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2011 fall sports season. Of the four awards, three were earned by the same teams as last year. The repeat winners were Christopher Newport University in football, Ferrum College in men's soccer and Peace College in women's soccer. Finally, Mary Baldwin College earned the award for volleyball.
There will be a Sportsmanship Award for
the 11 Conference-sponsored team sports. Men's and
women's cross country, along with men's golf, are not included due
to a lack of a conference schedule in those particular sports.
For each sport, all team members vote for the teams
he/she deemed to have demonstrated the best overall sportsmanship
throughout the season. The team garnering the most votes receives
that sports' Sportsmanship Award. The institution which wins the
most individual sport awards will be presented with the overall USA
South Sportsmanship Trophy. The award was developed as a result of
the SAAC's commitment to maintaining a sportsmanlike environment on
each of our campuses.
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee hopes that by awarding a Sportsmanship Award, the members of the USA South will understand the importance of this issue. It is vital that good sportsmanship be demonstrated in the arena of competition.
Sportsmanship Award Winners
Football - Christopher Newport University
Volleyball - Mary Baldwin College
Men's Soccer - Ferrum College
Women's Soccer - Peace College